Blue-Crowned Motmot
Momotus momota

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Range and habitat:
The Blue-crowned motmot can be found in the forests and woodlands of eastern Mexico and the region from Central America to north and central South America. They are also found in shady garden and shade coffee farms.

Natural diet:
This species feeds on fruit, insects, crickets, worms and small lizards.

Size / weight range:
Males and females look the same. Females are slightly smaller than males and are 38-48 cm long and weigh about 145 g. The most distinctive feature is its long, bare-shafted racket tip tail and serrated bill. The upper body of the Blue-crowned motmot is green.

Interesting Facts:
Blue-crowned motmots' underground nests consist of a large tunnel that leads to a nesting chamber.
Not threatened; least concern

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